Lining up a new route

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She found a very elaborate tree on one of her local walks. After a night of rain, we woke to a morning of rain. To show how one day runs almost invisibly into another during lockdown, when I was considering yesterday’s post I completely forgot thatContinue reading “Lining up a new route”

Plan biscuit again

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew in Derby. It has been snowing hard there today. He has a good supply of croissants to hand though, so he isn’t worried about being snowed in. We had several degrees of frost here, but no snow. It was theoretically a pleasant sunny day, but when IContinue reading “Plan biscuit again”

95 percent

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She passed this striking corner building on one of her recent walks. The ninety five percent of today’s title refers to the average humidity of the day here. It was pervasively damp, and if it wasn’t raining, it was humid enough to make you believe that itContinue reading “95 percent”

No wonder

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He saw this buzzard in a tree while walking his dogs a day or two ago. The forecasters had been pretty certain that we would get a good fall of snow today and I was looking forward to being able to have a winterContinue reading “No wonder”

Treading carefully

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. Because of the current restrictions, he has to walk very locally as we do, but he found both a fine tree and a fine day today. We had a fine day here too, but as it was back to being below freezing (-3°C) when we got up,Continue reading “Treading carefully”

Well shod

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. On one of her recent walks, she passed this fine example of a Victorian gothic building at Holly Village in Highgate. After another sub zero night here, we had a fine dry day which struggled to get above zero, though it did manage to climb to 2°CContinue reading “Well shod”

Surface dressing

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair and shows some careful modern art minimalist snowmanship. We woke up to a light snowfall which was dusting the garden…. …interesting a chaffinch… …and had given the church a new look when I went to visit the dentist in the morning. I was pleased that my dentalContinue reading “Surface dressing”

2021 100% sunny so far

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. A week or so ago, before the current London lockdown, she went down to the river and took this view of the access to the new footbridge across the Thames. The most remarkable thing about the picture is the almost complete absence of any people on aContinue reading “2021 100% sunny so far”

Caution rewarded

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It goes to show that as well as a lot of sunshine, they have terrific fungus in East Wemyss too. As the new year dawned, we were greeted by the moon. It had obviously had a late night out and was showing among the pink morning cloudsContinue reading “Caution rewarded”

Rising above it

Today’s guest picture comes from my Welsh correspondent, Keiron. The heavy frost in the morning painted this delightful pattern on his conservatory roof. That well known artist Jack Frost had been hard at work in our garden too. Mrs Tootlepedal told me that the thermometer outside our kitchen window was showing -6°C when I wentContinue reading “Rising above it”